Monday, December 3, 2012

Can Birth Order be a Predictor of Presidential Elections?

We have just come through a very contentious Presidential
Campaign. For months the pundits and prognosticators and
pollsters were predicting the outcome. Of course, many got
it right and many got it wrong.  Many said no standing
President has won re-election with unemployment over 8%.
If they had used Birth Order as their guide they would have
picked the winner in the last seven Presidential Elections. Each
of these winners had the higher birth order than their opponent.

There is no doubt that in the last 28years communication of the
candidates ideas through television has been the major 
source of information to the general public.  Many would 
say it is the issues that help the public pick a candidate but 
I would say it’s the candidates ability to communicate with 
his audience. The higher birth order has that ability to make 
their points more believable.

Birth Order Power
There is a hierarchy in the pyramid of power with birth orders.
The oldest or Firstborn usually has the most power over the
younger siblings. The order is 1,2,3,4 and then it starts over
again with number 5 as a lower level number 1.

Double Birth Orders
Double birth orders occur when there are four of more years
separating a child from all others in the family.  This adds the
Only birth order to their ordinal number of birth and increases
their power.

One Only Double Birth Orders
The One/Only double birth order would be represented by a
firstborn that did not have another sibling for at least 4 years. 
This is President Obama as he is separated by five years from
his younger sister. All firstborns start life as Only children so
there is little confusion as to who they are when that have a
double birth order it just adds power and confidence.

Other Types of Double Birth Orders
When you add the Only birth order to a number 2, 3 or 4
birth order you can get the demonstration of two different
people. The reason is that adding the power of an Only
birth order allows the person to switch back and forth
between birth orders. This can be confusing to the public.
Frequently you may hear people say oh “he is much different
in private” and that is true as these people have two
personalities. It can be difficult for them to express a
consistent image and many may think they are not clear on
the issues. Governor Romney has a Four/Only birth order
which has the most extreme difference between the two
birth orders,  The Only child is self confident and appears the
adult while the four is the baby in the family looking to others
for advice.

Presidential Birth Order History
              Winner                         Loser
2012  Barack Obama     1/0   Mitt Romney 4/0
2008  Barack Obama     1/0   John McCain   2
2004  George  W. Bush 1/0   Al Gore 2/0
1996  Bill Clinton            1/0   Bob Dole 2
1992  Bill Clinton            1/0   George H W Bush 2

Elections with Candidates with the Same Birth Orders
This situation is where a few missteps or small events can 
swing the voters in either direction.
               Winner                           Loser
1988  George HW Bush   2    Michael Dukakis  2
                  53.4%                         45.7%
                   Both had older brothers

1964  John Kennedy      2       Richard Nixon     2
                 49.7%                           49.5%
      Both had older brothers that died in their 20’s

1860  Abraham Lincoln 2      Stephen Douglas  2
                 39.8%                            29.5%
          Both had older sisters. There were four candidates
          in this election. Slavery was the issue of the day.

Exceptions to the Birth Order Rule
Charisma can be the explanation for the exception to the birth
order rule. This characteristic is rarely seen in Presidential 
candidates but occasionally it happens. This is
such a strong factor it can overrule birth order.  Ronald
Reagan was said to have this quality. He was a Second
born with an older brother and won the election over
Jimmy Carter a Firstborn.

Birth Order the Predictor
This information should be considered as another factor in
The election process.  No tool can be 100% correct but if
history is a lesson than both parties must add this to their
tools in the selection process if they want to win.

You can find more information on Double Birth Orders in,
 Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order Affects Your Path
Throughout Life by Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Les Miles and Nick Saban Coaches with Different Birth Orders

Les Miles
                                                                    Nick Saban

Les Miles coach of the LSU Tigers and Nick Saban coach of 
the Alabama Crimson Tide just met on the football field. 
Saban’s team came away with the win in the last possession 
of the game erasing LSU’s lead and the hope for a win in their 
home stadium only to lose 21-17.Both coaches are proven 
winners but their birth orders show them to approach their 
jobs with different personalities.

Unmasking Personalities
Understanding Birth Order can unmask the personalities of
people and understand how they see themselves and relate
to others. Each birth order has both positive and negative
qualities which are influenced by ones interaction with family
members, especially with their siblings.

Les Miles a Firstborn
Les Miles is a Firstborn with a sister 3 years younger than
himself. As a Firstborn he would look to the role of the
dominant parent and in his case it was his father. Hope
“Bubba” Miles was a big man of 300 lbs who loved to laugh
and eat. He supported his firstborn son in everything he did.
Hope had been in the Navy and was a gregarious Irishman.
He gave Les a good self image and the confidence to 
succeed. Les did not have to work to keep the throne and 
his position in the family. Being the oldest and a son to a 
father that loved sports secured the top spot for Les. He 
would be relaxed in this position as he had no fear that his 
younger sister would dethrone him. Les was a natural leader 
and played both football, baseball and was on the wrestling 
team in high school. In college he was an offensive lineman 
for the University of Michigan. He replaced Nick Saban as 
head coach at LSU in 2005.

Personality Traits
The first born is the natural CEO, they like to be in
charge. If they don’t feel threatened they can project
a relaxed atmosphere but the work ethic is strong and if
comfortably in their position they can make hard work
look easy.  Les likes to tell a lot of jokes and laughter is
a frequent sound coming from his office. As hard workers
most firstborns are harder on themselves than others. For
Les his late father is always never far from his thoughts.
He has said, “I was a guy raised to please my Dad”.
Firstborns also have a bit of an ego and like the limelight. 
He is described as the media’s darling and has done two
commercials for ESPN. He even has a following on Twitter
with 64,000 followers the most of any coach using social
media. On occasion he even “tastes” the grass from the
football field much to the delight of his fans. Secure within
himself he takes risk’s. Fake punts and onside kicks are just
a few of his elaborate plays that have earned him the name,
“Mad Hatter”. On his more personal side he is a family man
with four children who he does not neglect and takes his role
as a parent very seriously.   

Nick Saban a Second Born
Nick Saban is a Second born with sister Dianna just one
year older.  His sister called him “Brother” as his father
had the same first name. People in his coal mining town
still call him “Brother”. His father, Nick Sr. was the owner
and operator of Saban’s Service, a gas station but his passion
was football. He helped start the Pop Warner football program
in the 1960’s which still survives today. In high school Nick 
played both quarterback and defensive back but was also a
guard on the basketball team and shortstop on the baseball
team. He went to Kent State on a football scholarship playing
cornerback and safety. He has had numerous coaching 
positions and was the Head coach for LSU in 2004 when 
they won the National Title at the Sugar Bowl. He then went 
on to the Miami Dolphins and the NFL.

Personality Traits
As the Second born Nick would instinctively try to “dethrone”
his older sister, Dianna. At one time he tried to compete with
her and play the accordion. His mother made him stop all
athletics and practice, he soon changed his mind.  As a boy
it would have been easy to demote his sister as his father was
very involved in sports. Another trait of Second borns is that
they don’t like to be told what to do. Usually they strive to
earn enough money so others cannot control them. As the
Coach of the Alabama Tide Nick has a 32 million dollar
8 year contract, a record for any college coach. Coming
back to college football from the NFL may also have
something to do with the control of his players. He has said
he wanted to come back to college because that is where
he can make a difference in the lives of young people. That
may be true but they also don’t have multimillion dollar salaries.
He is known as a no nonsense coach that is driven to win,  
another common trait of the Second born.  Nick has been 
known to work all night looking at the same game film. Many 
reporters at news conferences see him as angry but Nick says 
he is just intense. Another trait of this birth order is that 
Two’s can be very secretive. While with the Dolphins he 
forbade his assistant coaches from speaking to the media. 
His assistant coaches say he is very demanding and he works 
his people hard. He is slow to laugh as he takes everything 
very seriously. As a perfectionist everything is focused on 
winning and success, anything that gets in the way is an 
obstacle. Some have labeled him a control freak and dictator 
but, just look at his results. As a Second born he feels 
everything that happens under him is a reflection on him and 
that he is responsible.

LSU vs. Alabama
Here we have the classic match up of two coaches one a 
Firstborn and the other a Second born that has moved up 
into the Firstborn position. Their football backgrounds 
show Les Miles to be more of an offensive man and Nick 
Saban would lean toward defense. Nick will show less 
emotion and keep control of both himself and his team. 
He will be the less flashy. Les will be the risk taker but 
Nick will show that never give up number Two birth order 
as slow and steady wins the race.  What will next year 
bring when these teams meet again?

For more information on Birth order get my book
Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order Affects Your Path 
Throughout Life; by Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst or visit
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux a Birth Order Match?

                                                              Jennifer and Justin

                    Birth Order Matches
                 For those of you that have been following my blogs or
                    have my book; Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order
                    Affects Your Path Throughout Life; you know how to
                    find your birth order match. Here is a short review for
                    those who are new to this topic. One of the principles
                    in finding your “love at first sight” is to match up with
                    someone of the opposite gender with your same birth
                    order. A better match is to find someone that matches
                    both the gender and birth order of a sibling in your
                    family.  This is the ideal match that lasts forever!

                    Perfect Matches for the Only Child
                 For this person finding another Only child is possible.
                    Unique to the Only child, who has no siblings, is the
                    affect of their parents birth orders. The Only child
                    merges the birth orders of both parents into their own
                    for a unique new Only flavor. For those that have
                    Double birth orders that carry the Only child
                    characteristics this blending of the parent’s birth orders
                    is critical to understanding this person.

                    Jennifer’s Birth Order
                    Jennifer has a Double Birth Order.  This means that she
                    has four of more years between herself and any other
                    sibling in her family.  In her case she is was born in
                    1969, 10 years younger then her half-brother John
                    Melick born in 1959. This gives her an Only/Two
                    Double Birth order.  She was nurtured at home like
                    an Only child so she acquires “Adult Like” traits.
                    She also gets some traits of a Second born which
                     gives her a sense of privacy and the need to earn
                     money so no one tells her what to do. She is reported
                     to be worth 110 million dollars in 2007 and was rated
                     as one of the top 10 richest women in entertainment.
                     With 10 years separation between Jennifer and her
                     older half brother she becomes 95% Only and 5%
                      a Second born.  Her father has a Three/Only Double
                      Birth order and her mother is a Third born. This gives
                      the Only part of Jennifer’s Double Birth order a lot of
                      Third born flavor and a natural attraction to a Third

                      Jennifer’s and Brad Pitt’s Attraction
                  We have established that Jennifer is a Only/Two
                      Double birth order.  As the first born of her gender
                      in the family she also has a Firstborn flavor that
                      could be the attraction to another Firstborn, in her
                      case husband Brad Pitt. Having been raised by a single
                       parent since the age of 9 when her parents divorced,
                       she picks up a little of her mothers birth order,
                       that of a number Three. The Three is laughing on the
                       outside but crying on the inside. This was the same
                       birth order of Brad’s sister Julie, a number Three who
                       was also the first of her gender in the family.  Jennifer
                       said her relationship with Brad Pitt was very
                       complicated. Looking at their birth orders tells us he
                       had no idea what she was all about. He thought he
                       was getting a Third born like his sister but it was just
                       the outer wrapping. What he really got was and Only/Two
                       who he didn’t understand. Jennifer having an older
                       brother gave her a better understanding of Brad but
                       not enough to make this a lasting match.

                    Justin Theroux and Jennifer
                   Justin is a writer and actor who met Jennifer
                      while filming the comedy Wanderlust in 2010.
                       He has written Iron Man 2, Tropic Thunder, and
                       Rock of Ages. He has acted in Zoolander, Island
                       Emprie, American Psycho and Sex and the City.
                       Justin was born in 1971 two years younger than
                       Jennifer.  In birth order theory age is meaningless,
                       it is the birth order match that matters.  He is a
                       number Three birth order being 3 years younger
                       than his older brother with a sister in between.
                       This gives Jennifer the easy connection as both
                       her parents were Third borns. Bingo, a match for
                       Jennifer and someone she can understand.  For
                       Justin another match as he has a number Two
                       older sister who is no where near as powerful as

                        Will This Marriage Last?
                    I have pointed out the reason for each of them to
                         be attracted to each other. It is not a perfect
                         match but a better one for her than Brad. Jennifer
                         will have the power in this relationship for the
                         strength of her birth order is a hard one to top.
                         If she sees her Dad and Mom in Justin than this
                         should work……

                          Justin and Jennifer did marry but it only lasted
                          two and a half years. The strength of her Double
                          birth order is a hard one to match.  Good luck
                         with you next pick Jennifer.

                         For more information on Perfect Matches go to
                         my website and get
                         a copy of the book.  For those that purchase it
                         from the website I will do a personal analysis
                         for you and help you find that “Perfect Partner”.
                         Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst


Thursday, September 13, 2012